File No. 33449

This rule was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources

Rule R657-53

Amphibian and Reptile Collection, Importation, Transportation, and Possession

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 33449
Filed: 03/11/2010 06:11:53 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This rule amendment is to clarify procedures, standards, and requirements for the collection, importation, transportation, and possession of amphibians and reptiles.

Summary of the rule or change:

The revisions to this rule clarify the restrictions for propagation of species listed as controlled in the state of Utah.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 23-14-18
  • Section 23-14-19

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

This rule amendment clarifies the restrictions for propagation of controlled species in the state of Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) determines that by modifying the provisions regarding amphibians and reptiles it does not create a cost or savings impact to the state budget or DWR's budget.

local governments:

None--This filing does not create any direct cost or savings impact to local governments because they are not directly affected by the rule. Nor are local governments indirectly impacted because the rule does not create a situation requiring services from local governments.

small businesses:

This rule amendment clarifies the propagation restrictions on species classified as controlled in Utah. DWR determines that by modifying the provisions regarding amphibians and reptiles it does not generate a cost or savings impact to small business.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

This rule amendment clarifies the propagation restrictions on species classified as controlled in Utah. DWR determines that by modifying the provisions regarding amphibians and reptiles it does not generate a cost or savings impact to other persons.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

This rule clarifies the restrictions for propagation of controlled species in Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) determines this amendment to the rule does not create an additional compliance cost to affected persons.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

The amendments to this rule do not create an impact on businesses.

Michael R. Styler, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

05/03/2010

This rule may become effective on:

05/10/2010

Authorized by:

James Karpowitz, Director

RULE TEXT

R657. Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources.

R657-53. Amphibian and Reptile Collection, Importation, Transportation and Possession.

R657-53-26. Propagation of Amphibians or Reptiles.

(1) A person may propagate native amphibians or reptiles that are legally collected in Utah and possessed only as provided in Subsection (a) through (c).

(a) Certificates of registration are not issued for the propagation of any native amphibian or reptile collected in Utah and classified as prohibited for propagation except as provided in R657-53-19.

(b) A certificate of registration is required for propagating any native amphibian or reptile collected in Utah and classified as controlled for propagation, except as otherwise provided by the Wildlife Board.

(i) All progeny shall be marked as determined in the certificate of registration;

(ii) A report shall be submitted yearly as specified in the certificate of registration;

(iii) Records of the progeny as determined in the certificate of registration shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(iv) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

(c) A certificate of registration is required for propagating native amphibians or reptiles collected in Utah and classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) A report shall be submitted yearly as specified in the certificate of registration;

(ii) Records of the progeny as determined in the certificate of registration shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(iii) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

(2) A person may propagate naturalized amphibians or reptiles that are legally collected in Utah and possessed only as provided in Subsection (a) through ([c]d).

(a) Certificates of registration are not issued for the propagation of any naturalized amphibian or reptile collected in Utah and classified as prohibited for propagation except as provided in R657-53-19.

(b) A certificate of registration is required for propagating any naturalized amphibian or reptile legally collected in Utah and classified as controlled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession.

(c) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating any naturalized amphibian or reptile collected in Utah and classified as controlled for possession but classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(ii) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

([c]d) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating naturalized amphibians or reptiles collected in Utah and classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

(3) A person may propagate native amphibians or reptiles that are legally obtained from an instate captive source or imported into Utah and possessed only as provided in Subsection (a) through ([c]d).

(a) Certificates of registration are not issued for the propagation of any native amphibian or reptile imported into Utah and classified as prohibited for propagation except as provided in R657-53-19.

(b) A certificate of registration is [not ]required for propagating any native amphibian or reptile legally obtained from an instate captive source or imported into Utah and classified as controlled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession.

(c) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating any native amphibian or reptile imported into Utah and classified as controlled for possession but classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(ii) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

([c]d) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating native amphibians or reptiles imported into Utah and classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(ii) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

(4) A person may propagate nonnative or naturalized amphibians or reptiles that are legally obtained from an instate captive source or imported into Utah and possessed only as provided in [Subsection]Subsections (a) through ([c]d).

(a) Certificates of registration are not issued for the propagation of any nonnative or naturalized amphibian or reptile imported into Utah and classified as prohibited for propagation except as provided in R657-53-19.

(b) A certificate of registration is required for propagating any nonnative or naturalized amphibian or reptile legally obtained from an instate captive source or imported into Utah and classified as controlled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession.

(c) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating[ any] nonnative or naturalized amphibian or reptile imported into Utah and classified as controlled for possession but classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Records of the progeny shall be kept for the life of the animal or time in possession; and

(ii) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

([c]d) A certificate of registration is not required for propagating nonnative or naturalized amphibians or reptiles imported into Utah and classified as noncontrolled for propagation.

(i) Progeny shall not count toward possession limits.

(5) Certificates of registration may be denied to an applicant who:

(a) is a non-resident of Utah;

(b) fails to provide and maintain suitable, disease-free facilities and to humanely hold and maintain amphibians or reptiles in good condition;

(c) has been judicially or administratively found guilty of violating the provisions of this rule;

(d) has been convicted of, pleaded no contest to, or entered into a plea in abeyance to any criminal offense that bears a reasonable relationship to the applicant's ability to safely and responsibly collect, import, transport or possess amphibians or reptiles; or

(e) fails to maintain the propagation records and file the annual reports required in this section.

(6) Legally-obtained amphibians or reptiles and their progeny and descendants born in captivity, which are held in possession under the authority of a certificate of registration, remain property of the holder, but are subject to regulation by the division in accordance with the needs for public health, welfare, and safety, and impacts on wildlife.

 

KEY: wildlife, import restrictions, amphibians, reptiles

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [May 8, 2008] 2010

Notice of Continuation: June 2, 2008

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 23-14-18; 23-14-19; 23-20-3; 23-13-14

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].